Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Stephanie Kalinowski in an article titled, “A look at the landscape for automatic features in Canadian pension plans.”
On November 14, 2022, the Ontario government released the 2022 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review – Ontario’s Plan to Build: A Progress Update. Included in the plan is, as previously announced in the 2022 Budget, the government’s commitment to consult with stakeholders on proposed regulations necessary for implementing a permanent target benefit framework in…
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Nigel McKechnie has joined the firm as an associate in our Ottawa office.
Hicks Morley has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in the Chambers Canada 2023 Guide for Employment & Labour (Ontario and Nationwide) and Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide).
Hicks Morley is delighted to announce that Stephanie Kalinowski has been awarded the Don Ireland Award for Exceptional Volunteerism by the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM).
On September 27, 2022, the Ontario government announced that it is seeking public feedback on its plan to expand benefits like health and dental to workers who need coverage, including those in part-time and precarious jobs, in sectors such as retail, hospitality and the gig economy. This call for feedback follows the government’s appointment of…
Justin is building a practice that includes advice and representation for employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues including grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, employment standards, and pensions and benefits.
The 2022 ACPM National Conference, “A Climate for Innovation – Exploring Sustainable Retirement” will feature comprehensive presentations with experienced speakers on a variety of issues.
On August 9, 2022, the Ontario government reintroduced the Plan to Build Act (Budget Measures), 2022 (Act) as Bill 2 for first reading. The government tabled its 2022 Budget, Ontario’s Plan to Build, and originally introduced the Act as Bill 126 on April 28, 2022. That same day, the Ontario Legislature rose, and on June…
Incentive plans have been the subject of recent scrutiny by the courts, at times resulting in unfavourable decisions for employers and high payouts to employees. The specific wording of an incentive plan and how the plan was rolled out to employees play key roles in these decisions. From drafting, to rollout, to defending claims in litigation, understanding the life cycle of an incentive plan is critical to achieving your intended outcome.